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Charlee and the Stick Factory S 
Perils of Babylon S 
Shadows on the Earth S 
Solar Winds S 
Sun Burn S 

The Fortress Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,700'
Location: 39.32525, -120.6488 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: mike carville on Feb 18, 2013


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Steep blocky cliff above Steel Monkey Wall (next terrace up). This area stays in the shade till late afternoon.

Getting There 

Steep blocky cliff above Steel Monkey Wall (next terrace up). Refer to main Emeralds page (Photos)

Climbing Season

For the The Benches area.

Weather station 1.0 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Fortress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Fortress:
Solar Winds   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
Charlee and the Stick Factory   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 70'   
Sun Burn   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 55'   
Shadows on the Earth   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 70'   
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Featured Route For The Fortress
Rock Climbing Photo: Brad on crux move of Shadows

Shadows on the Earth 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : The Fortress
climb face through overhang (crux). This climb has serious risk and shouldn't be "attempted" if you're not a confident 5.11 leader. There is a 10-12 foot run out between the 2nd and 3rd bolt--a fall very likely means decking and there's a great rock to be impaled on below. The risk is hospitalization. Not worth it if you're not confident that you can ace it. "The holds are all there," but they're not juggy 5.10 moves.There are 2 large ledges as you ascend....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Kelley Gilleran
From: Sacramento, Ca
May 19, 2014
What is the name of the climb that is to the right of shadows on the earth?
By Kelley Gilleran
From: Sacramento, Ca
May 23, 2014
Yes there are bolts on the face around the corner to the right of shadows.
By mike carville
May 28, 2014
no idea???

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